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Broward County, FL Shore Protection Project

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Broward County, FL Shore Protection Project

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 20, 21, 22, 23, 25

1. DESCRIPTION

Broward County is located on the lower Atlantic Coast of Florida about 30 miles north of Miami. The project was authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1965, Section 934 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 and in Section 506(a) WRDA 1996, which allows the Secretary to perform periodic beach nourishment for Segments II and III over a period of 50 years. Initial authorization allowed construction by the local sponsor with reimbursement of the Federal share of eligible costs. The City of Deerfield Beach is the Sponsor for initial construction of Segment I. Broward County is the sponsor for Segments II & III and has initially constructed and renourished the project since 1970.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $248,100,000
Estimated Federal Cost $139,500,000
Allocation thru FY17 $46,529,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

SEGMENT I – City of Deerfield Beach
150 N.E. Second Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-8598

SEGMENTS II & III - Broward County Board of Commissioners
218 SW First Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

4. STATUS

SEGMENT I
The Sponsor provided funds in FY08 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to initiate Engineering and Design (E&D) for preparation of a General Reevaluation Report (GRR) for initial construction. Completion of the GRR was scheduled in FY13, contingent upon the sponsor providing additional funds to continue the preparation of the GRR. This work effort has been on hold since FY11 due to lack of Sponsor funds.

SEGMENT II
The County completed the second (and last) renourishment event of Segment II within the limits of the authorized project in December 2016. The County will seek reimbursement for the Federal share in FY18. Federal participation in the project ends in 2020. The County has requested to extend the life of the project an additional 15 years per Section 1037(a) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) or 2014. The County experienced extensive erosion from storms in 2017 and a Project Implementation Report (PIR) for Segment II is under development to evaluate if Federal involvement is justified to repair the beach.

SEGMENT III
Efforts for an LRR for the 3rd renourishment of Segment III will be initiated in FY18 by the County as a reimbursable project. Federal participation in the project ends in 2026. The County has requested to extend the life of the project an additional 15 years per Section 1037(a) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) or 2014. The County experienced extensive erosion from storms in 2017 and a PIR for Segment III is under development to evaluate if Federal involvement is justified to repair the beach.

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